MCW, Ross Fined $15K After Arguing With Refs

The NBA has fined Magic guards Michael Carter-Williams and Terrence Ross $15K apiece after altercations with referees in their 115-112 Wednesday home loss to the Hawks, JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors tweets.

Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee (via Twitter) shared an official NBA press statement on the penalties. The league listed the charges as “verbal abuse of game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner.”

Ross, who scored 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting in the loss, and Carter-Williams, who logged 20 points, six assists and six rebounds, were upset about two late-game referee decisions. Carter-Williams was irked over a foul call that went against him while defending a Trae Young layup attempt with 18 seconds left in regulation.

Carter-Williams was called for hitting Young in the head. Magic head coach Steve Clifford debated the foul in postgame remarks (video link), saying in part, “In my opinion that’s not a foul, particularly at that point in the game. I’ll tell you with 100% certainty there was no contact to the head.” 

On the other end of the floor, Ross was upset over not receiving a foul call in his favor while being guarded by Solomon Hill with eight seconds remaining in regulation.

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4 thoughts on “MCW, Ross Fined $15K After Arguing With Refs

  1. Corporal Foxtrot

    Will CP3 ever call a meeting with a ref rep to demand better player/ref relations? This is getting rediculous!

      • Corporal Foxtrot

        You may be a fan of the refs, I am not. You can’t deny the referees are terrible with handing out techs and ejections. Maybe you enjoy the league as a soft product, I do not.

        • x%sure

          That was not a general question. What is this meeting for? Telling them “do better” is pointless. What is your plan, intimidation?
          Personally I think they put up with too much arguing & lying… and they talk with players too much.

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